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Relabeling in Language Genesis$
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Claire Lefebvre

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780199945290

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2014

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199945290.001.0001

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Relabeling and Word Order

Relabeling and Word Order

A Construction Grammar Perspective

(p.139) Chapter 5 Relabeling and Word Order
Relabeling in Language Genesis

Claire Lefebvre

Renée Lambert-Brétière

Oxford University Press

Word order in creoles does not systematically reflect that of either of their contributing languages. This puzzle has generated a significant amount of research from different perspectives. On the basis of a sample of Caribbean creoles, this chapter addresses the question of how word order is established in a relabeling-based account of creole genesis within the framework of Radical Construction Grammar framework. In this framework, word order is not specified as part of atomic constructions. Rather, it is specified as part of the constructions in which individual words appear (e.g., [Q DEF ADJ N]). It has been shown that this model allows for a straightforward and principled account of how the different word orders are established in creole genesis.

Keywords:   relabeling, word order, Radical Construction Grammar, Caribbean creoles, atomic construction

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